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    Re: Prices

    Sometimes when beekeepers make less honey they sell off some of the wax they have been holding to help make up what they did not get selling honey.
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    Re: Something odd I can't yet explain

    I never wrapped mine last Fall :(

    Amazingly, they are looking better than any hives I have overwintered before. The only think I did differently was to move them out of our orchard and put them on...
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    Re: Something odd I can't yet explain

    Hey Gumpy-

    It only got to 55F up here, north of you aways, but I got into my hives today as well :)

    It is likely the bees ate or removed those eggs, either because the temps fell to low again,...
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    Re: Quick question about moving hives

    Thanks for the replies.

    Had so much to do today that my adhd brain was spinning in circles and I just could not decide what to do :(

    I wound up closing the hives and moving them up near the...
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    Quick question about moving hives

    Question about moving hives- I have some hives which I have not yet packed up for winter. They have been sitting out in our orchard all summer, but there is no windbreak or other protection out there...
  6. Re: How to prevent candles pulling away from the jar?

    Try re-pouring to refill the mold after the wax starts to cool and shrink.
  7. Re: Replacing plastic honey gate on Dadant 6-12

    Or, could you trim whatever part of the new nut is interfering?

    Just tossing out ideas here as I have no idea what you are working with.
  8. Re: Replacing plastic honey gate on Dadant 6-12

    Is the old nut, or whatever held the original gate on, interchangeable with the new gate? Maybe you could try using it if it is?
  9. Re: How to prevent candles pulling away from the jar?

    You might also try re-pouring once the initial pour starts to cool and shrink. I always go back and top off the molds when I make candles. Depending on the mold, I might pour a total of three times...
  10. Re: How to prevent candles pulling away from the jar?

    Watching to see what advice you get from others.

    Sorry I cannot help- I use only 100% beeswax in my candles. I don't make jar candles, but I do make teacup candles. Have never had a problem with...
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    Re: Farrar's Method

    Ditto here.

    I took a class at the U of MN when I moved up North from Florida 12 years ago. I was afraid that my bees would freeze to death up here, lol, and wanted to make sure that I knew what to...
  12. Thread: Betsy G

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    Re: Betsy G

    Betsy, your wax may be naturally dark, and/or it may contain honey which makes it look dark.

    I don't bleach my wax, but I do use a solar wax melter and find that the wax does lighten a bit, not a...
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    Re: Income Removal Service

    We have a farm, and are covered by an umbrella policy which covers all of our homeowner's, farming, vehicles, a million $$$ in liability, and yes, even covers us in the event that we get sued for...
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    Re: Anyne sell in large urban areas? pricing?

    John McPhee wrote a great book called "Giving Good Weight".

    That title has always stuck in my mind as I engage in dealings with other people.
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    Re: Anyne sell in large urban areas? pricing?

    You might have a problem trying to do that due to food safety laws. You would need to check local and/or state ordinances to be sure as they vary by location.
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    Re: Anyne sell in large urban areas? pricing?

    I think $28/pound is highway robbery, no matter where you are located.
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    Re: Woodshop wishlist ideas :)

    Story of our lives, lol.
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    Re: Woodshop wishlist ideas :)

    tunedin- hubby just sent me a link to a Festool video-nice! I love that- I don't even try to run 4' x 8' sheet goods through the table saw by myself anymore. But if I had one of those, lol.
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    Re: Raising queens- classes?

    Are you new to WI?

    Lol, there is nothing in this part of the country during the winter :(

    The U of M offers a queen rearing short course, but it is not until July-
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    Re: Woodshop wishlist ideas :)

    No need to mention shelves, Michael Palmer, as I am bidding on enough pre-made wooden shelving units at auction to fill my entire side of the space, lol.
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    Woodshop wishlist ideas :)

    Ten years later........after buying our farm we are finally about to build the workshop of our dreams, lol.

    Our space is the upper level of an old 2-storey dairy barn, which used to be the...
  22. Thread: Sugar Souce

    by Clairesmom
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    Re: Sugar Souce

    If you are selling honey, or bees, get a tax ID number and skip the sales tax on the front end. Your mileage may vary, but in my state (MN) there is no sales tax on food. There is tax on the sale of...
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    Re: Red Honey at the San Diego Zoo

    I stopped to drop off some recyclables last week and the bins were loaded with honey bees. I am guessing they were after soda from cans. Wonder what that honey would taste like, lol.
  24. Thread: Betsy G

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    Re: Betsy G

    You could try the pot. Put a little water in the bottom of the pot, add the wax, then place a sheet of glass over the top of it and leave it for a few hours. The clean wax should rise to the top and...
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    Re: Please identify this plant? Bee-friendly?

    Extremely toxic to livestock though, so keep your cows and horses well away from it.
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